polymorphous perverse


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polymorphous perverse

adj.
Characterized by or displaying sexual tendencies that are not focused on the genitals, posited by Freudian psychoanalytic theory to be characteristic of early or childish stages of psychosexual development.
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How, in other words, do sexually unclassifiable forms of the polymorphous perverse occupy, and hence challenge, the heterosexual/homosexual binary and, moreover, the heterosexual primacy that characterises that binary?
If I am to relate the behaviour of Baal to the discourse on sexuality I can only, within the scope of this article, mention the concept of polymorphous perverse tendencies from Freud's 'Three essays on the theory of sexuality' (1905), and Kristeva's 'Adolescence, a syndrome of ideality' (2007) as being contra to Butler's conception of recognition and melancholia in queer youth presented in Gender Trouble (1990) and Undoing Gender (2004).
By way of example, Freud offers the instance of prostitutes who 'exploit the same polymorphous perverse disposition for their work/profession'.
The '90's are a Ridiculous moment, is the comic and the tragic green world, the polymorphous perverse, ever well behaved?
E disperses the focus of desire from penetration to a polymorphous perverse sensuality.